Thursday, 18 October 2012



I must say that I am quite pleased with all the good news which is going around right now.  After being on Brian Timoney Actors  course, we have quite a few new actors who have come out and got either agents, or been cast in leading or supporting roles, going on auditions the lot. There is so much going on its amazing.

We can all achieve our dreams and goals, as long as we follow the steps, determination, persistence, belief and hard work.  We all need to believe in something. Whether it be God, ourselves, the universe, whatever it is for each of us, we must believe.

Im most happy about all the good news as most of us never done any acting before going on the course.     We all believe and we are following our dreams.

At times there will be things that we have to do on a daily basis which we may not want to do. I remember watching a bio on P Diddy a long time ago and something he said always stuck in my mind. "Each day there are things which I don't want to do, but which I have to do in order for me to achieve my goals".  We all have to do things we don't like to do, we also do many things which we love to do.

Its usually the things we don't really like to do, which are within the things we love to do, which are the things that get us to our goals.  On saying that. Her is a little video which I loved doing but Im not so happy about putting it out there. Although I believe its one of the things I have to do in order for me to reach my goals!

Angela Walters Actress Monologue Lady Macbeth

Some of us dont like watching ourselves but we have to get used to it, and we have to become thick skinned too.....

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Getting an Agent

After the Showcase I met with the casting directors and agents who attended the showcase.  It was an amazing showcase I had fun and worked with my nerves.

After a couple of glasses of wine and chatter it was time to go home. A few of us had decided to stay together for that night as we knew we would be either high or low!  None of us were sure of what to expect from the showcase non the less, everyone was on a high.

When we all got back together 4 of us, we chatted and laughed and reflected on the evening. We all got interest from agents or film makers so we were all on a high. We all went to the pub the following afternoon had a lovely pub lunch and a couple of drinks. We were basically celebrating the year on the course and a great performance of a showcase.

The following day after that I got to work sending out my thank you for coming emails. The next day I got another agent who wanted to represent me.  On the night there were some interesting parties, after checking everyone out, I chose which one I wanted to go with and Im pleased to say that I got an agent.

A week and a half after the showcase I signed on the dotted line. 2 days later my agent started putting me forward for roles. It felt so good seeing myself being put forward for roles. Now im working hard looking for my own roles and letting the agent also get on with it.

Im looking forward to my auditions which will then turn into jobs!!

Im sure my next blog will be all about my auditons!! fingers crossed....

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

One Year Later

One Year Later

I started with Brian Timoney Actors Studio one year ago.  My last day on the course was very emotional. I met some really amazing people and learned some great things which are now in my tool box for my acting career.

 Although I know its not the end, it is really just the beginning, My emotions come from a place of love and understanding. Being around so many people who are like me, but yet we are all so very different. We have cried together laughed together and danced together!!

At the start of the journey I fell into the unknown.  I was very excited about starting the course. I love learning new things and exploring parts of me, which I had not explored before.

Each month came with new and exciting challenges. There was not a moment of that course that was not beneficial to me.

I was cut off from some of my emotions before. At the age of 25 I stopped crying. I closed off that emotion as I had shed far too many tears in the past, in my opinion. When I started the course, it was a part of my emotion that I had to explore.  I knew what I had to do to bring those emotions back again but I was fearful of bringing it up. I didn't want to allow my self to cry. From the age of 25 I could count how many times I had cried on one hand. That really is not a healthy state to be in.  I saw tears as weakness and giving up. By the 5 month on the course, I learned how to cry again. It was difficult, but once I did it, I found it easy to do as and when needed.  Obviously everything will need more and more practice. I must say I was very chuffed with myself for being able to cry again.

On the last day of the course, the flood gates opened and I could not stop myself from crying. Aye its so good to cry!!

I have learned monologues, I didn't even know what one was before I went on the course. I have learned to show the best bits of me. I can be anything I choose to be for a character. It does not matter how ugly it looks, I enjoy showing it.  Before the course, I probably would have hidden certain things about me, now I say it proud and loud. I do it bold and strong.

I went to LA for 2 weeks as part of the course. I stayed with 8 other actors in one house. We had so much fun and learned much more. We bonded together and have memories forever.

I met Casting Directors, it really is surreal.  Even writing about it, I have to ask myself, did I really do all that in one year. Have I really started the journey of my secret dream wow! Yes I have and yes it all happened. I love life and life loves me!

The next chapter of my life is about to start. What an amazing Journey

Thank you Brian and Natalie Timoney for putting the whole thing together. Thank you Joe, Robbie, Gordon, Siobhan, and Keiran.

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